Bookplate: Dronte

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Der Dronte - bookplate detail

Ornithology bookplate

Bookplate illustration (and detail) from Neue Seite 1.

1. Dronte (Raphus cucullatus),[ausgestorben]

Bei Oken: Walgvogel (Didus ineptus)

2. Kiwi (Apteryx australis)

Bei Oken: Kiwi (Aptery australis)

3. Großtrappe (Otis tarda)

Bei Oken: Trappe (Otis tarda)

4. Helmkasuar (Casuarius casuarius)

Bei Oken: Casuar (Casuarius indicus)

5. Strauß (Struthio camelus)

Bei Oken: Strauß (Struthio camelus)

Raphus sp. and Raphus cucullatus

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Raphus sp. and Raphus cucullatus

Book illustration with a Raphus sp. and Raphus cucullatus.

Paysage avec oiseaux

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Paysage avec oiseaux

Paysage avec oiseaux (1628) by the Flemish painter Roelandt Savery.

Nathan Lane in Alice in Wonderland

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Nathan Lane in Alice in Wonderland (1983)

PBS - Alice in Wonderland (1983) 1

PBS - Alice in Wonderland (1983) 2

PBS - Alice in Wonderland (1983) 3

Images from the video excerpt of a PBS performance to “Alice in Wonderland”, aired in 1983. This is a clip of a young Nathan Lane as “Mouse” and Kate Burton as “Alice” in a Great Performances special of Alice in Wonderland.

Update: the video is no longer available.

Betty in Blunderland

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

The White Rabbit materializes from a jigsaw puzzle and leads Betty Boop through the looking glass into Wonderland.

Betty in Blunderland - 1

Betty in Blunderland - 2


Curious Beaks: The Dodo

Friday, August 31st, 2007

The Dodo - #9

Curious Beaks – John Player & Sons – Series of 50 (1929), uploaded by Mando maniac.

Alice in Wonderland Musical

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Alice in Wonderland musical


Image and audio (4’45”) from the booklet of “Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” with Eva Le Gallienne and Original Cast.

Tekening van dodo

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Tekening van dodo

Tekening van dodo, Scheepjournaal ‘De Gelderland’ 1601-1603 from De Verdieping van Nederland. I don’t speak Dutch, but it seems this is one of the very rare drawings of a dodo made in Mauritius with a “live model”. The image is available to download as a “monster” tiff (122MB). (Thanks Paul)

Classics Illustrated: Alice in Wonderland

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Classics Illustrated: Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland comics 1

Alice in Wonderland comics 2

Alice in Wonderland comics 3

Alice in Wonderland comics 4

Alice in Wonderland comics 5

Alice in Wonderland comics 6

Classics Illustrated 49: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. ( via Free Comic Books)

Classics Illustrated #049 Alice in Wonderland.cbz

Porky in Wackyland

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Porky Pig goes on a hunt to catch the surreally elusive last Do-Do bird.

Porky in Wackyland

Porky in Wackyland 2

Porky in Wackyland 3

Porky in Wackyland 4

Porky in Wackyland 5

Porky in Wackyland 6

Porky in Wackyland 7

Porky in Wackyland 8

Porky in Wackyland” (1938) directed by Robert Clampett. (Thanks John!)